This #creativeresistance by @gotagirlcrush on subway! ALSO:
March 11-17 #smallvictories Via www.PeaceIsLoud.org:
1. Travel ban 2.0 has been blocked by Hawaii and Maryland, preventing the new order from going into effect Wednesday night.
2. ICE released DREAMer Daniela Vargas from detention, thanks to legal support from civil and immigrants’ rights groups.
3. A young adult novel called: The Hate U Give,
inspired by Black Lives Matter, soared to #1 on the New York Times best-seller list, and Get Out director Jordan Peele became the first black writer-director to have a feature debut earn more than $100 million.
4. A federal court ruled that Texas gerrymandering is unconstitutional, and that the state engaged in intentional discrimination when drawing their districts.
5. After Scott Pruitt questioned the human impact on climate change, so many people called his office in response that the EPA had to create an impromptu call center.
6. With a record 82% turnout, Netherland voters rejected Islamophobia and xenophobia by defeating far-right politician Geert Wilders and choosing incumbent Prime Minister Mark Rutte instead.
7. There continues to be an overwhelming amount of pushback against Trumpcare. A ton of Republicans across the country (seriously, so many) are voicing their concerns.
This is HUGE!
👊 Your phone calls are working!
👉 Not to mention that stakeouts are happening right now across the country to save the ACA.
💪 Plus 94% of Congressional aides say that constituents’ visits to an undecided Representative’s office can sway their vote.
8. Arizona’s Supreme Court upheld the voter-approved law to increase the minimum wage.
9. Gay veterans are no longer banned from marching in Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, thanks to outcry from the public, corporate sponsors, and city officials.
10. Remember the Polish politician who ranted against equal pay for women earlier this month? Nearly one million people signed a petition calling on the European Parliament to suspend him—and it worked.
11. Last weekend, the ACLU launched their grassroots volunteer initiative, People Power, with more than 2,000 events and 200,000 people tuning in.